§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for 826 War if his attention has been called to the rate of admissions to hospital for venereal disease at the Kandy Station of the Ceylon command, which last year were at the ratio per 1,000 of 545 cases, while at Colombo they were only 189, and at Trincomalee 105, and if he will order a careful inquiry into the cause of the rate at Kandy.
The hon. Member is referring to the figures for 1899, and not those for last year, which show that the admissions dropped to 366 in 1900. Further, it must be remembered that cases originating at Colombo and elsewhere are frequently transferred to Kandy.